(measure: births per 1000 people; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: The number of crude births per 1000 people, per year
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 19.13 births per 1000 people with a minimum of 6.4 births per 1000 people in 2018 and a maximum of 42.28 births per 1000 people in 1960.
The latest value from 2018 is 6.4 births per 1000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 195
countries is 19.75 births per 1000 people.
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Definition: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.